“From Military Service to Small Business Owner: Supporting America’s Veteran Entrepreneurs”

Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship heard testimony this week from veterans about the challenges they face in starting their own small businesses, according to Black Enterprise, in a hearing called, “From Military Service to Small Business Owner: Supporting America’s Veteran Entrepreneurs.”  Click through to read more about the hearing.

Some of the programs the SBA runs to assist veterans include:

  • SBA Patriot Express 7(a) Loans: low-interest loans targeted specifically to veteran small business owners.
  • Boots to Business: public-private partnership to teach transitioning service members how to start a business.
  • Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship: comprehensive entrepreneurial training program designed for women veterans.
  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities: specific training and business counseling for service-disabled veterans.
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Procurement: sets aside federal contracts for competition only among service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses.
  • Veterans Business Outreach Centers: counseling, training, and mentoring programs for veteran small business owners.



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